Whose Time is it Anyway?
If you are in an office space that requires you to work overtime, then reclaim your time with a good 15-minute break every morning to just gather your thoughts. As much as you’d like to believe you are superhuman if you are working without sustainable energy balance – how will you survive the work environment in years to come? Remember, finding solace in a stressful space that requires you to work overtime is okay.
Don’t Forget the Old Days
With the digital era allowing apps to tell us how we feel and when it will rain, sometimes a good old, printed calendar on the wall is what you need to just physically see what your week/month ahead looks like. You are then constantly reminded of the tasks ahead and with this retention of information, you can appropriately plan how much time is needed to complete the tasks.
Time is on Your Side
Some of us need social relief to break the tension of working, while some consider it to be an absolute waste of time. It is, if not managed in moderation and with absolute discipline, especially for freelancers who cannot simply leave their work at the office. If you get called to have a beer with the boys midweek, you should compensate by waking up an hour earlier the next day to make up for last time and put yourself at an advantage for the day – Play hard, Work Harder.
Never Mind the Rest
There is nothing quite as frustrating as to hurry up and wait when it comes to working but simply put, there are things in life that you cannot control – so what good does worrying over it constantly? When it comes to the days you have off, then switch off that work brain. Besides, you’re not fooling anyone. Everything in life is about balance, if you are working on your computer day in and day out, going out for a 20-minute walk in the park a couple of times a week will do you so much good. Not just because your body is getting the exercise it needs to function, but you are allowing your brain to slow down and absorb some oxygen which will just maximize your productivity later. If you cannot do it for yourself because you are so work-orientated, consider it a work activity.
Habits are harder to break than they are to make but if you don’t even have time to tap into those guilty pleasures or spend time with your kids, then what is the point of working so hard?